NELL BRIDGE FARM, ADDERBURY AND DEDDINGTON, OXFORDSHIRE

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Consists of "Gripall" farmers' cash book, a record of receipts and payments; loose papers include balance sheets compiled by Barclays Bank Ltd 1937 October - 1940 October and undated inventory of stock and farm equipment 1936-1945; Lease for one year renewable William Frederick Trumper (on behalf of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners) to Thomas Richard Bonser. Nell Bridge Farm, Adderbury and Eddington, Oxfordshire. Rent 325 per annum 1926; supplement to principal agreement of 1943 June 7 Peter William Trumper (on behalf of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners) and Robert Cyril Ashmole. For the fixing of rent at 650 [? for Nell Bridge Farm, Adderbury and Deddington, Oxfordshire] 1958

Administrative / Biographical History

The father of the donor was formerly a chartered accountant who in 1919 became a farm pupil. He managed various farms until 1928, when he took over Nell Bridge Farm with capital of 400, in partnership with two others whom he later bought out. Nell Bridge farm was at first a dairy farm with a large Border Leicester/Cheviot breeding flock and a few acres of arable for lucerne and straw. Since 1940 the farm has steadily changed to arable farming. Farm size 250 acres; stone brash; tenants to Ecclesiastical Commissioners until the purchase of the farm in 1961; part of the farm is very low-lying and subject to floods

Arrangement

OXF 5/1 BOOKS OF ACCOUNTOXF 5/2 LEASES

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Available for consultation

Acquisition Information

Presented In 1966 accession 340

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Geographical Names